Monday, August 27, 2007

MEME: Monday Music Mambo # 434 - Compassion


Hello everyone! Another Monday is here. Today is Compassion Day. Follow these steps for a very compassionate Mambo . . .

1. Choose someone you know, to whom you'd like to dedicate a song.

2. Choose a song to represent your compassion toward that person.

3. Explain a little about why you chose the song, if you wish.

Compassion: noun, kum`pashun 1. A deep awareness of and sympathy for another's suffering; 2. The humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it.

About a year and a half ago, I and a lot of other former AOL Journalistas lost a good friend to cancer. She was brave and tried oh so hard to be strong, despite the thrashing that chemotherapy and radiation treatments were giving her. We watched her go from a vital head of household, self-supporting mother of two teenagers to totally dependant upon the help of others within the space of eight months. Through it all, she did her best to share her thoughts, feelings and fears with the blogosphere.

So, it was, for me, a toss up between George Harrison's “Something In The Way She Moves” and James Taylor's “Fire and Rain.” After careful consideration, I chose “Fire and Rain” for Pamela, with love.


Just yesterday morning they let me know you were gone.
Pamela, the plans they made put an end to you
I walked out this morning and I wrote down this song
I just can't remember who to send it to.

I've seen fire and I've seen rain.
I've seen sunny days that I thought would never end.
I've seen lonely times when I could not find a friend.
But I always thought that I'd see you again...

Won't you look down upon me, jesus,
You've got to help me make a stand
You've just got to see me through another day.
My body's aching and my time is at hand,
And I wont make it any other way.

Oh, I've seen fire and I've seen rain;
I've seen sunny days that I thought would never end.
I've seen lonely times when I could not find a friend.
But I always thought that I'd see you again...

Been walking my mind to an easy time, my back turned towards the sun,
Lord knows when the cold wind blows, it'll turn your head around.
Well, there's hours of time on the telephone line to talk about things to come,
Sweet dreams and flying machines in pieces on the ground.

Oh, I've seen fire and I've seen rain.
I've seen sunny days that I thought would never end.
I've seen lonely times when I could not find a friend,
But I always thought that Id see you, baby, one more time again...

Now, thought I'd see you one more time again.
There's just a few things coming my way this time around,
Now, thought I'd see you, thought I'd see you.
Fire and rain, now...

2 comments:

Robbie said...

Beautiful choice for a tribute to Pam. I've had her in my thoughts lately too. I just passed my two year anniversary of quitting smoking. It was her struggles with cancer at such a young age that motivated me to quit, lest I follow in her steps.

I also watched the movie Wit this past weekend and it too made me think of the struggles she went through.

Russ/rfduck said...

Thanks for mamboing. I'm sure Pam would enjoy the song you picked.